How to remove unallocated partition in Windows

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  1. tck13

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    I have a laptop that I installed an ssd(had to swap the hdd and merge the ssd over) however whenever I do a cold boot I have to go into the bios in order to boot.

    I'm assuming my issue lies with how many partitions I have and their order. I saw that I have an unallocated partition and Cannot delete it using the default partition manager. So I installed a third party partition app and to delete the partition, but I am unable to. I provide some screenshots to help with troubleshooting. Any help is much appreciated, I do not care about the contents on my ssd (recently formatted it) so all solutions welcome ;)
     
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    I tried making the unallocated space a new simple volume, and when I do that and try to extend my C drive the extend is greyed out
     
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    You can't at least not in Windows. You might be able to move the partitions in a live Linux disc or USB with gparted, but it is risky to move them. The safest method would be to format the disk and reinstall Windows.
     
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    to reinstall, do I need a key? I imagine I would put windows 10 on a usb drive and then boot from that but i'm not sure what I need for authentication purposes
     
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    Yes you would need your key
     
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    You can get your key like so...
    • Open an elevated powershell prompt
    • Type $(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey
     
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    hmm says SoftwareLicensingService is an invalid class
     
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    Shouldn't be are you sure you typed the command exact? you could even copy and paste everything in bold

    There was a missing 3 in the property name, fixed, but that wouldn't throw an invalid class exception
     
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    yeah copy and pasted
     
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    Should I be in a particular directory or does it not matter?
     
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    No it shouldn't matter.

    2016-02-12_20-57-03.
     
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    Get-WmiObject : Invalid class "SoftwareLicensingSerivce"

    weird
     
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    You misspelled Service
     
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    you misspelled service :)
     
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    how to format disk with windows on it?
     
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    formatted and reinstalled windows removing my unallocated space. but still from cold boot I get a default boot device missing
     

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